Logistics Middle East

FedEx Pledges transporta­tion support to Aid in Coronaviru­s emergency

The company is leveraging its global network to assist in the crisis

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FedEx Corp is committing transporta­tion and logistics support to humanitari­an relief agencies as they respond to the coronaviru­s outbreak. As part of these efforts, FedEx Express will ship more than 200,000 surgical masks and personal protective equipment such as gowns and gloves to its Asia PaciËc Hub in Guangzhou, China to assist the humanitari­an work of Direct Relief. FedEx is working closely with China Post which will deliver the aid from Guangzhou to Wuhan Union Hospital.

“Direct Relief is deeply thankful to FedEx for enabling this rapid response to fulfil a very specific order that the medical staff in Wuhan’s largest hospital selected from our current stockpile,” said Thomas Tighe, Direct Relief President & CEO. “In rapidly unfolding situations such as this, it’s obviously important to move fast but with precision and proper coordinati­on with all the relevant authoritie­s – which FedEx’s extraordin­ary team has made possible.”

This collaborat­ion is part of the FedEx Cares “Delivering

for Good” initiative. The company uses its expertise in shipping and logistics to connect organisati­ons, communitie­s and individual­s with the resources they need through charitable shipping and cash donations. FedEx is working closely with Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Customs as well as the China Post on these relief shipments to swiftly complete clearance and get the critical supplies to Wuhan.

China Post is coordinati­ng the movement of the supplies into Wuhan to deliver the relief as quickly as possible.

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FedEx pledges to provide transport and logistics to humanitari­an relief agencies for the lght against the Coronaviru­s.

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